How Eric Cantor’s loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future


By Susan Ferrechio and David M. Drucker | Washington Examiner

Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol.

The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was once widely expected to replaceSpeaker John Boehner – got up to talk.

There had long been chatter that Boehner, 64, might retire. He had bought a condominium inFlorida and made allusions to his father’s early death. But Boehner put that talk to rest immediately, making clear that he plans to stand for a third term as speaker next January.

“That’s right,” Boehner announced. “I’m all-in.”

at Washington Examiner.